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Grain Engineer Digging with Spade

15th September, 2021 (4 Comments)

The city of Newport in South Wales has become the latest area to be targeted by Grain‘s UK rollout of a new gigabit-capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband network. Some of the first streets to benefit in phase one include those around Caerleon Road and Durham Road (e.g. Constance Street, Orchard Street and Stockton Road).

wales uk counties map

13th September, 2021 (3 Comments)

The Welsh Government has issued a Q2 2021 progress update on their £52.5m Phase 2 Superfast Cymru contract with BT (Openreach), which reveals that 20,490 premises (up from 19,919 in Q1 2021 and 15,649 in Q4 2020) have now gained access to the operator’s 1Gbps Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) network.

voneus_van_broadband

10th September, 2021 (4 Comments)

Fixed wireless and full fibre UK broadband ISP Voneus, which is backed by Macquarie Capital and holds a “near term” target to connect 100,000 rural homes to their Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) network (here), is expanding its operations in South Wales as their rollout ramps-up.

united kingdom of great britain map 500

9th September, 2021 (6 Comments)

Ofcom’s latest Summer 2021 report into UK broadband and mobile coverage has revealed that “full fibre” (FTTP) coverage is now at 24% (up from 21% in Jan 2021) and 11.6 million homes (40%) are within reach of a gigabit-capable network (up from 37%). Meanwhile, 4G mobile coverage remains stable and there’s still no data on 5G.

9th September, 2021 (7 Comments)

The UK Government has announced that their project to create a National Underground Asset Register (NUAR), which reflects a digital map of underground pipes (water etc.) and cables (fibre optic broadband, power etc.), is entering the “Build Phase” and could help to cut some of the £2.4bn (per year) cost of accidental utility damage.

sky broadband tech team

2nd September, 2021 (13 Comments)

Customers of Sky Broadband (Comcast), particularly those in the South East of England and Wales, were hit by a significant broadband and phone (VoIP) outage last night that appeared to last for several hours. The bad news is that Sky appears to be suffering from yet more service disruption this morning and in the same area.

wales uk three maps

24th August, 2021 (1 Comment)

The Welsh Government has today launched a new Open Market Review (OMR) for Wales, which aims to identify any existing or planned commercial coverage of gigabit broadband ISP networks. The review will help to establish the areas where public investment may be needed to deploy the service.

24th August, 2021 (1 Comment)

UK ISP Ogi (Spectrum Internet), which is currently investing £200m (here) to rollout a Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband network to 150,000 premises in South Wales by 2025 (first phase), has today officially chosen Nokia to be their key technology partner (strategic supplier) for network kit etc.

19th August, 2021 (2 Comments)

UK ISP Ogi (Spectrum Internet), which is being backed by investment from Infracapital, has today announced that they’ve grown to employ 100 people. The new staff will help to support the first phase of their £200m project (here) to rollout a Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband network to 150,000 premises in South Wales by 2025.

house building uk broadband

18th August, 2021 (5 Comments)

The Welsh Government (WG) has just published an updated version of their quality requirements for any new affordable homes that are funded by the WG itself (e.g. social housing), which among other things will require that they must now be made “ready” for gigabit-capable broadband ISP connections.

farming rural broadband mobile and cows

16th August, 2021 (7 Comments)

The Broadband Stakeholder Group, which is a think-tank that advises the UK Government, has today published new research from Analysys Mason that examines some of the commercial and technical practicalities of providing faster broadband coverage to areas in the UK that are hardest to reach.

SWS Broadband Leaflet in Rural Field

16th August, 2021 (0 Comments)

UK ISP SWS Broadband (Rural Broadband Solutions Plc), which predominantly serves rural premises in parts of Shropshire (England) and Wales, has today announced an expanded 3-year plan to deploy a new Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) network to cover over 50,000 properties within Shropshire alone (including 15,000 connected).

16th August, 2021 (49 Comments)

Alternative UK network providers have heavily criticised Ofcom’s provisional decision not to oppose Openreach’s (BT) proposal for a “major” price cut to their wholesale Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband products, which they warn could impact competition by discouraging ISPs from adopting rival networks.

16th August, 2021 (6 Comments)

UK ISP WeFibre (Telcom Group), which recently raised £63m of funding from Gresham House, has today announced its plan to “aggressively” rollout a new gigabit speed Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband network to rural areas across Northumberland, Cumbria, North West England, as well as Central and North Wales.

6th August, 2021 (14 Comments)

As expected Ofcom, the UK telecoms regulator, has today launched a final consultation on Openreach’s (BT) recently proposed plan to introduce a “major” change to the wholesale pricing of their gigabit-capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband products for ISPs (details), which could result in cheaper prices for consumers.

2nd August, 2021 (0 Comments)

Civil engineering firm Avonline Networks has today confirmed what we revealed back in June (here), which is that they have secured a 5-year contract to help UK ISP Ogi (formerly Spectrum Internet) rollout a new gigabit speed Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband service across South East Wales. But we do get a bit more detail.

Gigabit shiny bubble sign with shadow on white background

2nd August, 2021 (32 Comments)

The UK Government will today publish the next phase (inc. Phase 1a, 1b and 2) of their £5bn Project Gigabit programme, which in this batch aims to spread 1Gbps capable broadband ISP networks to a further 1.85 million rural premises (2.2 million confirmed so far) across 26 counties in England. Gigabit vouchers have also been boosted.

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